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Buying Obama: Crazy Products Bearing The Name Or Face Of America’s Next President

Barack Obama will be sworn in as America’s forty-fourth president on Jan. 20, but ever since he began running for office, he’s been seen differently than other presidents and candidates. What’s so different about Obama? Well, he’s marketable. During the campaign, there were artsy Obama posters, T-shirts, and buttons. That was nothing. Now, there are more Obama-related products than we can handle. Keep reading »

Obama’s Star-Studded Inauguration

The list of celebrities scheduled to perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration was just released, and it’s a far cry from who was onstage in 2005 (i.e., Kelsey Grammar, Hillary Duff, Gloria Estefan, and “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard). After the jump, the list of celebs singing or reading at “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial,” which will air on HBO at 7pm on Jan. 20 in case fighting crowds isn’t your thing. Keep reading »

The Last Days Of Bush Jokes

A few savvy businesses are trying to make the most of President Bush’s last days in office. Boom Boom Beauty Bar in New York City is offering a “Say Goodbye to Bush” special, with 40 percent off bikini waxing until inauguration day, and at least two other NYC spas are offering similar inauguration-week bikini waxing deals. The waxing industry will indeed miss all of the puns they were able to make out of the president’s name these last eight years. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Quotes From The Next Secretary Of State

The hearing to confirm Sen. Hillary Clinton as the next secretary of state began today. And although Clinton isn’t facing much opposition, she fielded many questions regarding issues affecting the United States. Here’s the gist of what Clinton had to say… Keep reading »

Feminist Knickers In Collective Twist Over Ms. Magazine Obama Cover

See this photoshopped image of Barack Obama ripping his clothes off like Superman to reveal a T-shirt that reads: “THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE”? That’s the cover of a special inaugural issue of Ms. Magazine, and it’s got some feminists upset. Ms. states the concept was born out of a meeting Feminist Majority Foundation chairwoman Peg Yorkin and Ms. had with Obama, in which the President-Elect purportedly told them: “I am a feminist.” According to Ms., Obama “ran on the strongest platform for women’s rights of any major party in American history.” Writing in the Daily Beast, Amy Siskind asserts the image is anti-feminist: “Who is looking out for the women of this country? Well, I will tell you who is not: Ms. magazine.” Feminist Law Professors say the image is a mockery: “[Is Ms.] symbolically looking to a male superhero to ‘rescue’ feminism? Very problematic imagery, in my view.” So, what do you think? Is Superobama the first feminist President, or is the idea of a guy feminist a joke? Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Barack Gets Personal About Michelle

“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us.”

– Barack Obama on his wife Michelle, in an interview in the French newspaper, Le Monde, from 1996 Keep reading »

How To Get Close To Obama On Inauguration Day

Americans living in London don’t have to miss out on Inauguration Day Obama-mania. The Madame Tussauds wax museum across the pond is offering Americans the chance to see the new president, albeit the wax version, for free on Jan. 20. Obama’s wax figure is still getting the finishing touches put on it, but he will most definitely be ready in time for the big day. [AP] Keep reading »

When Michelle Met Barack…

Best first date ever? Possibly! Keep reading »

The Top 5 Women’s Rights Wins Of 2008

Women, like 41-year-old mother and five time Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres, made a lot of headlines this year. However, we also made some incredible strides out of the swimming pool. In honor of all those hardworking, won’t take no for an answer kind of bad asses who made those achievements possible, here are the Top 5 Women’s Rights Wins of 2008:

1. Aborted Anti-Choice Legislation: As America enthusiastically voted in Obama, the overwhelming majority also rejected anti-abortion legislation that would have restricted women from their legal right to choose as dictated by Roe v. Wade. Way to go South Dakota, Colorado, and California!

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8 Ways President Obama Will Improve Your Sex Life

We got a glimpse last week of President-elect Barack Obama out of his suit and tie — totally shirtless. And it was a wonderful sight. Women everywhere, especially in The Frisky’s office, gawked at his chiseled pecs and toned body. And men took notice too, thinking, “If Obama has the time to workout, then I have no excuse.” That’s why we predict that as president and guys’ role model, Obama will change your sex life and relationship. More after the jump. Keep reading »

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